5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Feel Cool

When the mercury starts to rise outside your home, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your house cozy. Your AC could be running, but the air coming from your vents seems lukewarm.

Here are the most common reasons why this happens and what you can do to fix it. If you require air conditioning repair in Voorhees, the Experts at Atmostemp Service Experts can help. Like always, all our AC repair work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*

1.Your Thermostat is Set Improperly

Look at the fan setting. If it reads “on,” the fan will run even when the AC compressor isn’t working. This is okay, but your electricity bills will increase if the fan runs frequently. Adjust the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only work when the compressor is working. This also means the air coming from the vents will consistently appear cold.

2.Filter Need to be Changed

The HVAC air filter traps airborne particles that can ruin your heating and cooling equipment. If it gets too obstructed, it can lower airflow. This restricts how much warm air flows over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant passing through the coil becomes too cold, it freezes, preventing the cooling cycle from taking place. To stop this, change the filter monthly or as advised by the manufacturer.

3.Refrigerant is Low

Refrigerant is essential for air conditioning. It changes from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it moves between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If there isn’t enough refrigerant, your air conditioner will run poorly and may not create sufficient chilled air. It can also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as previously mentioned, halts the cooling cycle fully. You’ll need help from an HVAC tech, like one from Atmostemp Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant problems.

4.Condensing Unit Need to be Cleaned

The outdoor component of your AC system is referred to as a condenser. This is basically a big heat sink that transfers warm air from your house. If the metal fins are laced with yard debris, the condenser can’t work efficiently. Wash down the equipment to clear debris that accumulates and shear back grass to ensure the condenser can “breathe.”

5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Gone Bad

While you’re examining the condenser, verify the big fan on the top of the system is going. If the fan motor has gone out, the condensing unit can’t exhaust heat like it should, and your air conditioner may start sending hot air into your residence.

Take time to hear the compressor operating in the condensing unit also. This is what drives your air conditioner, as the component cools the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can trap more humidity when it moves back into your house. If the compressor stops working, you’ll likely need to purchase a new system and schedule air conditioning installation.

If you’re hearing other weird noises when your AC runs, take a look at our guide that explains what common air conditioning noises mean.

Did you figure out the issue using these tips? If not, our Atmostemp Service Experts Experts are ready to assist you. Give us a call at 856-310-4824 or contact us online to schedule your air conditioning repair appointment now.

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